history

Fort Blunder

Sometimes it's fun to look back and see the crazy things our predecessors did, either out of ignorance because the science didn't exist yet, or simple human error. One of my favorite examples of the latter is Fort Blunder. If you're not familiar with the story, Fort Blunder is the colloquial name for an unnamed… Continue reading Fort Blunder

travel

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Montreal

Apparently, I am becoming "that author who writes about Montreal." I've come across very few books set in the city, and even fewer in English. In THE SPIDER'S WEB, the city is almost another character in the story. When I lived there, I found the atmosphere so invigorating and inspiring, it was one of the… Continue reading 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Montreal

college life

Anywhere but here

Sometimes, when I'm driving on the freeway into Columbus, coming home, or walking the few blocks down Cleveland or Grant to the library, I imagine that I am in Montreal, or London, or Paris. Even New York, so long as it's not Columbus, not Ohio, not the midwest. I can almost fool myself for about… Continue reading Anywhere but here